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The latest communication and resources for the Honors Community.

Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst

Learn to make a difference in the world

The Honors Curriculum challenges you to find connections between theory and practice.

Community of Scholars

Honors College students benefit from a tight-knit community, close ties with faculty, small Honors classes, value-added Honors Advising, and access to special programs, merit scholarships, and research grants.

Small Classes, Big Ideas

Honors College students reach beyond the boundaries of their academic majors, while advanced scholarship tracks provide students opportunities to contribute original knowledge to their fields of study.

Campus Full of Opportunities

Honors College students have access to the extensive resources of the University of Massachusetts Amherst — a large research university with roughly 100 majors and wide-ranging opportunities for student engagement.


Recent News

Graduating Seniors

On May 7, 2020, Commonwealth Honors College celebrated the Honors graduating class of 2020 in a virtual Celebration of Excellence. The 766 graduates included students from nine countries, twenty-two states, and represented seventy majors.


The Celebration will be available on the Commonwealth Honors College website on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 6:30 pm.


Chloe's speech, "After Brushing My Teeth—Then What?," explores the uncertainties of life.

Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards

The Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards recognize students for their outstanding work in fields pertaining to environmental sustainability and innovation, promoting deeper understanding of these topics as well as insight into the strategies and resources available to conduct this research. 

Commonwealth Honors College 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Ideas, Scholarship, and Community.